Columns

How far we’ve come and still need to go in Madison

A lot of people who care about this city and region have been anticipating 2020 for what feels like a long time.

A lot of people who care about this city and region have been anticipating 2020 for what feels like a long time.

Ken Kopp brings a taste of the Carribean to Monroe Street

Lorraine’s Restaurant to replace New Orleans Take-Out

Ken Kopp IV is borrowing the name of his wife's Jamaican grandmother and her island culinary heritage for Lorraine’s, the Caribbean-influenced restaurant he plans to open in the New Orleans space at 1517 Monroe St. sometime in January.

The enduring jazz of Gerri DiMaggio

Singer now accompanied by her guitarist husband

The Gerri DiMaggio Trio plays the first and third Thursday of every month at the Nutty Bar in the Bandung Indonesian Restaurant — you can catch them there on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

Roach: Heavenly peace

My understanding of Christmas has morphed.

As chronicled previously in this space, my relationship with Christmas is uneasy. 

Requiem for Russell Chatham: Artist, writer, rogue

Landscape painter remembered by his Madison fans

Russell Chatham, who died in California on Nov. 10 at 80, was a talented artist, writer, fly fisherman and chef, fond of drink and better at making and spending money than managing it.

Triathlete Eric Sarno helps stroke survivors like him

A stirring story of stroke, recovery and advocacy

In the early months of 2007, Eric Sarno of Madison was training for a national triathlon that summer in Portland, Oregon, which he hoped would lead to a spot in the World Amateur Triathlon Championship. He was 36 years old.

Behling: Not enough

It's just a bandage on a gaping wound.

I stopped at a coffee shop five minutes from my apartment, unsure whether I would be able to make it past the last hill before home.

Roach: Fly away home

Madison is being considered as a base for the F-35

There is change coming to America’s military capabilities.

The return of Dennis McCann's 'Wisconsin Story'

Book reprinted by Wisconsin Historical Society

Dennis McCann's first book, “The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State," out of print for 20 years, was republished this month by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Heinen: The news stops for no one

Vacations are tricky in the news business

Vacations are tricky in the news business. News doesn’t take a vacation, so inevitably events occur while you’re gone causing you to regret not being able to respond until optimal timeliness has long passed.

Principals for a day

A return visit to Thoreau Elementary School

The first time I participated in the “Principal Experience” for the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, I was worried that walking the halls might trigger the bad dream that almost everyone has at some point.

2020 Ryder Cup opens with a double bogey

An online ticket sale fail for Wisconsin event

A rollercoaster of emotions met hopeful buyers of tickets to next year’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, north of Sheboygan.

Editorial: Unleashing your curiosity at the Wisconsin Science Festival

It's a curious phenomenon of the early 21st century that our political and cultural divisions have led us to try to "dumb down" our lives and our world. As if it is our curiosity that is causing us so much fear and anxiety, distrust and discomfort. Curiosity has historically led us to discovery, to knowledge and understanding and hope. And if we would unleash it once again it still will.

Editorial: Listening to UW students of color

We don't know how it is even possible to produce a video about the University of Wisconsin without images of students of color. What we do know is it is irrelevant who was responsible for the final product, the fact that it existed for even the short time it did is a damning indictment of our ongoing lack of cultural awareness, sensitivity and respect for diversity and inclusion.